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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
? there's a new app for that. today my taxi launches here in d.c., itself first city in the u.s. to get the popular system from europe. you heard how the system works first this morning right here on 9news now. >> press the button and then you see all the taxis around you. the first one accepts your request. you can follow on the screen when the taxi is arriving, where the taxi is at and you have a countdown showing you when to go outside so you don't have to wait in the rain. >> the app is free for smartphones. riders won't pay any more for their fares than the standard rate. cabbies will pay 99 cents a ride starting next year. >>> if you bought a new white or silver car this year, our tea good company. those have been the top vehicle color choices. 22% of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint. silver at 20%. black in third place followed by gray and red. and if you love beer, this news is for you. out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the united states. swiss bank ubs says it takes americans just five minutes on the
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the city. a team of first responders in town from northern california california helped bring patients to safety. >>> water is usually welcome by firefighters. this much quite an obs cal. firefighters responded to a fire last night. the flames spread to businesses an other homes. flooding made it difficult to get to the site. 50 homes were destroyed. >>> residents in new jersey are under a mandatory curfew until 6:00 a.m. more than 1 million homes and businesses were left without power. the storm cut off atlantic city and other island communities, stranding many residents who decided to stay put based on what their major told them rather than evacuated as the governor suggested. >>> a woman who was rescued in the atlantic after abandoning a ship in rough weather turned up by hurricane sandy has clieed. she was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. 14 other crew members were rescued. a sailing vessel that was originally bill from the -- built in 1962. >>> well really want to hear from you and what your and your family are doing thro
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
a bangladesh man as he attempted to blow up a federal reserve building in new york city. >>> a judge has dismissed first degree assault charges against two college park police officers. james harrison and reginald baker struck a maryland student john mckenna during a rowdy post-game celebration in 2010. >>> coming up on 6:55. we'll be back with a last check of traffic and weather right after this. . >>> one more thing. just how much fun it is shopping for women. look at us last night. >> dancing by the way. we were dancing. >> we learned the wobble so we were doing that. >> then we emceed the event. the sale at saks goes on till sunday. 2% of all sales go for it. >> great time and suburban hospital will benefit, their breast center will benefit from sales at saks chevy chase. >> good job, ladies. >>> weather wise we're in good shape through midday. late this afternoon could be a shower. better chance of showers and maybe strong storms tonight. we're drying out tomorrow and a nice cool, fall weekend ahead. >>> right now it's just a lot of brake lights in front of you on the major thorough
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
for tampa bay. os lose to the rays 4-1 but the yankees won, too. the tigers first baseman won the triple crown mvp. he went 0-2 last night and got a standing ovation from the crowd in kansas city. >>> it is just about 6:25. still ahead, which local political candidate is under fire for not voting in recent elections? >> we'll have more on last night's debate, including a fast check on mitt romney's tax plan. >>> right now beverly farmer gives us a fact check on your morning commute. >> fairfax county we have issues. sky 9 showing us the scene of the crash. a medevac. southbound will be blocked at monument drive. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back with more news and traffic. stay with us. >>> we're back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at springfield, virginia. lots of slow traffic in that area. you'll need to take some rain gear with you. mostly cloudy, 69 degrees. >>> thanks so much for starting your thursday with us. i'm mike hydeck. >>> i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace to expand on our
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> reporter: it all started with this. an article saying, quote, the city is not hip and it never will be. ever since on the streets and in some tweets the hipness debate has raged on. first you think of hip as hipsters. >> walk around with a coffee in my hand. >> reporter: in brooklyn, new york wins on that front. one washingtonian is prohitting her hometown hipness in the hippest way, on twit gler to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be doing. >> reporter: we reached out to the author. she wasn't available but in the article she points to one detracting factor. lots of young people here. the would-be hip work for the government or, quote, the man. >> nonprofit people. everyone is talking about politics, you know. >> reporter: that's not hip? >> not hip at all. >> i think we need to support the arts more. >> reporter: he was leaning towards d.c. as hip until we read him the definition. >> if we're comparing it to a place that's as fashion forward as other east coast cities like new york, i think it would be tough to measure up fashion wise. >> reporter: clothes are
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. showers have been moving southwest to northwest at a good clip. the heavier rains, the first batch north of town now. laytonsville, germantown up 270 to clarks burke. headed toward urbana and frederick. mount airy. west of -- north of ellicott city is where the showers are heading. new showers coming out of fairfax. that will head back into montgomery county. look at the showers south into prince william county. this is scattered about. this goes all the way down into areas of eastern georgia. so the moisture is in place. 66 here in town. easton 65. still mid- to upper 50s in the shenandoah valley where we've had some rain. steven in cross junction told me three tenths of an inch of rain in one hour. the weather camera showing the cloudy skies, 66 degrees. still about 20 minutes till sunrise. a light wind and humidity at 83%. there's the big fetch of moisture coming out of eastern georgia now. that's why we'll be in and out of the showers for the day. i think again more in the morning than this afternoon. here we're at 8:15. we'll advance the clock to noon. i think it will be a little mo
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